[OZAPRS] OZAPRS Digest, Vol 22, Issue 7

Pete vk3tbn at hotmail.com
Sat May 14 08:34:08 EST 2011

Foul =

Eight Octas of cloud at 500 ft or less wind at 30 to 40 knots, gusts up to 50, temp 7, dew point 5. About 15 mm of rain in 1/2 hour. Visibility less than 500 meters in almost horizontals sheets of rain.

Minor flooding in local creek, all the trees in the city lost their leaves, boxes blown down the street,  people struggling to walk with umbrellas inside out......
ie a squawl line and associated front crossed the Melbourne area.

Does this help define foul? ;-)



Peter Wicklein
L7/31 Queen St Melbourne Vic 3000
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On 13/05/2011, at 22:14, Ray Wells <vk2tv at exemail.com.au> wrote:

> All,
> Define "foul"
> The Bureau has defined boundaries for various wx conditions that are based on actual conditions and not perceived conditions. Also, most forecast districts cover an extensive area and they cannot usually predict very localised conditions.
> Did you check the warnings at www.bom.gov.au to see what warnings were posted for your state?
> As an interested person involved with Community Radio (President, Technician and Presenter) I can vouch for warnings being issued as appropriate. My interest extends beyond my local area and state. I can also vouch for those warnings appearing on aprs, once the base line condition for each warning level is reached.
> The aprs weather warnings provide an excellent "heads-up" but they are not a substitute for actual warnings from BoM.
> FWIW, I have an xastir screen at the studio for presenters that displays various wx station observations, as well as Geoff's wx warnings, etc. The station transmits data as vk2wet. The station is officially 2wet, Tank FM.
> Ray vk2tv
> On 13/05/11 20:46, Pete wrote:
>> Tony,
>> Same in vk3 I haven't seen many and the Wx was foul this afternoon, a swall line came through but nothing on aprs
>> Regards
>> Peter
>> On 12/05/2011, at 20:47, "Tony Hunt"<wavetel at internode.on.net>  wrote:
>>> Warren/Scott .. I am starting to wonder if the WX server has lost the feed from the SA BOM .
>>> Perhaps not as I have done some queries via Geoffs server on the Web and found that the only WX info current in SA is down in the South East Coast using the SSE CWA Zone 506 . Its hard to understand considering how crappy the WX has been for the last few days and how bad it must be out at sea for the Maritime traffic.
>>> We will just have to wait and see.  Thanks for the replies
>>> Tony VK5AH
>>>> Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 03:06:54 +1000
>>>> From: Scott Evans<scott at vk7hse.hobby-site.org>
>>>> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] WX server ?
>>>> To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au
>>>> Message-ID:<1305133614.1967.0.camel at localhost.localdomain>
>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>>>> Still getting WX info here in VK7 as well ...
>>>> --
>>>> Scott Evans<scott at vk7hse.hobby-site.org>
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